Sony drops the bomb for the holiday season

Emre Çitak
Oct 11, 2023
Updated • Oct 11, 2023

The holiday season is a time for celebration and joy, and what better way to celebrate than with a new gaming console? Sony is gearing up to redefine the gaming experience with the PS5 Slim, a brand new model that offers gamers greater choice and flexibility, all while retaining the technological prowess that makes the PS5 a gaming powerhouse.

A few hours ago, Sony unveiled the PS5 Slim. The console will be available in Digital Edition and Standard Edition and will weigh just 2.6kg. Let's take a closer look at the new PS 5 Slim, but before we do, let's watch the video from Sony's PlayStation YouTube channel.

Ps5 Slim specs are as good as it gets

At the core of its performance is a 1TB SSD, ensuring you have ample internal storage for your games, and eliminating the need to worry about running out of space. The beating heart of this console is a powerful x86-64-AMD Ryzen "Zen 2" CPU, complemented by the AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine.

Together, they promise a gaming experience that is nothing short of breathtaking. The inclusion of ray tracing acceleration and support for 4K 120Hz TVs and 8K TVs ensures that the PS5 Slim delivers stunning visuals and gameplay as smooth as silk.

Here is a rounded-up PS5 Slim specs:

  • 1TB SSD internal storage
  • x86-64-AMD Ryzen "Zen 2" CPU
  • AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
  • Ray tracing acceleration
  • Support for 4K 120Hz TVs and 8K TVs

One of the key selling points of the PS5 Slim is its compact design. It's significantly smaller and lighter than the original PS5, making it a perfect choice for gamers with limited space.

The PS5 Slim also features a unique design with four separate cover panels. The glossy top portion provides a sleek contrast to the matte bottom, but the real game-changer is the option to attach an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to the PS5 Digital Edition.

Sony PS 5 Slim specs price and more
Sony PS 5 Slim is powered by AMD Ryzen "Zen 2" CPU - Image courtesy of Sony

PS 5 Slim size comparison says it all

Dimension PS5 Slim Digital Edition Original PS5 Digital Edition
Height 358 mm (14.0 in) 390 mm (15.4 in)
Width 80 mm (3.1 in) 92 mm (3.6 in)
Depth 216 mm (8.5 in) 260 mm (10.2 in)
Weight 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs) 3.1 kg (6.83 lbs)


As you can see, the PS5 Slim Digital Edition is smaller and lighter than the original PS5 Digital Edition in all three dimensions. It is approximately 10% shorter, 15% narrower and shallower, and 18% lighter.

PS 5 Slim price and availability

Sony has priced the new PS5 model competitively to cater to a wide range of gamers. The pricing of Sony PS 5 Slim in various regions are as follows:

  • The U.S.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 499.99 USD
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 USD
  • Europe
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 549.99 EUR
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 449.99 EUR
  • U.K.
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 479.99 GBP
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 389.99 GBP
  • Japan
    • PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – 66,980 JPY (includes tax)
    • PS5 Digital Edition – 59,980 JPY (includes tax)

Read alsoSony's PlayStation Portal remote player to launch this year at $199.99.

How to put a PS 5 Slim preorder

Once available in November, preorders for the PS5 Slim will be available through select local retailers and the website.

Sony also offers a horizontal stand included with the new PS5 model, and a Vertical Stand compatible with all PS5 models will be sold separately.

In early 2024, a variety of PS5 Console Cover colors will be available, including an all-matte Black colorway and the Deep Earth Collection colors in Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, and Sterling Silver.

Featured image credit: Sony.


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